IDW Publishing's planned Orphan Black: Crazy Science series has been cancelled due to low orders - but due to an early deadline for printing, the first issue will be released as planned. The solicited #2 and #3, however, will not be published.
"IDW had been really excited to share the story of Orphan Black: Crazy Science, its powerful narrative and gorgeous artwork, with the readers. Unfortunately, the orders came in too low, prompting the cancellation," an IDW representative told Newsarama. "We’re grateful for all the hard work and creativity that Heli Kennedy, Fico Ossio, and David Garcia Cruz dedicated to the project, and look forward to working with them on other projects soon. We’re also grateful to the fans for their unwavering dedication to the project. It’s our hope that we’ll be able to revisit Crazy Science in another way, to bring the story of Cosima and Delphine to the Clone Club devotees.”
The publisher didn't specify what the orders were for the series.
IDW's Orphan Black franchise launched in February 2015 with one of the highest-selling comic books in the past two decades - 502,000 copies, due in large part to its inclusion in a Lootcrate subscription box.
Orphan Black: Crazy Science #1 is currently scheduled for release July 4.